Thursday, April 4, 2013

Developer says Levee plans based on shaky foundations

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland’s riverbank could prove too unstable to build an affordable, vibrant residential precinct that would rejuvenate the Heritage Mall, it has been revealed.
Maitland City Council’s plans to rejuvenate the mall – named The Levee – have focused on creating links to the river, but Hunter Land CEO Graham Burns said major residential redevelopment would need expensive pylons.
Mr Burns, who oversaw the Minerals Council of Australia project on High Street, said while Maitland had continued to build the levee up since the 1800s, it was all resting on loam.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 28, 2013.